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Jack Eilar


1936 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Jack Eilar Obituary
Jack Eilar, 77, of Ionia passed away March 30, 2014, in Ionia. He was born Dec. 3, 1936, in Prestonsburg, Ky., the son of Darwin and Emma (Stephens) Gibson. Jack married Sally Loucks Dec. 7, 1956. She preceded him in death in 2012.

Jack was generous to a fault. His nickname was "Union Jack." He was an active Champion of workers' safety, testifying before the U.S. House of Representatives on behalf of workers everywhere. He was active in the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's, marching with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Jack is survived by his children, Mark (Jan) Dudas Eilar of Eaton Rapids, Connie (John) Renn of Ionia and Lisa Eilar of Ionia; grandchildren, Kathy Eilar of Hastings, Laura (Matt) Wierenga of Hudsonville, John Eilar of Plymouth, Megan Eilar of Belding and Mac Lane Renn of Ionia; and great grandchildren, Landon Eilar, Noland Eilar and Elyse Wierenga.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Stephen Eilar and Brian Eilar.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at his request. Arrangements by Lake Funeral Home of Ionia.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Ionia Area Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.lakefuneralhomes.com.
Published in Ionia Sentinel-Standard on Apr. 1, 2014
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